Monday, January 30, 2017

Card Skimmers

Card skimmers are pieces of hard ware attached to ATM's usually overlapping the real input that steal the individual's personal information. Many have been found all over the world even some have been found over keypads. Since the first skimmers have been discovered they have evolved and become more complicated overtime the newest skimmers are barely visible unless you're cautious and jiggle every ATM out there.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Opinions on App Inventor

I think that APP inventor is a great learning tool but not for advanced classes which I believe should only stick to raw coding and not block coding. The interface is a clunky but once you get used to it the APP inventor is incredibly easy to use and fun. Creating your own apps with a variety of tools such as motion sensors and many commands.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

MIT Article

I really did enjoy reading this article it discussed plenty of new innovation coming in the 21st century including self driving cars open access and even memes and digital culture. It would then summarize on why this one innovation is going to be important in the future therefore providing statistics and theories on what it could be like later on.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Harvard Fair

The Harvard fair was exciting because you got to see all the interesting projects students had made over a month period and put all of their hard work into these people also were farther along in the knowledge  of coding and it was fun to see their IDE's and what they typed in to make stuff work.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Article Opinions

Cables and Russia-This articles talks about how Russian subs are nearing the fiber optic cables that connect the continents together over the internet. I think the author went overboard with the Russian US tensions and didn't talk about the impact of losing one of these cables enough.

Egypt Protest-This article talks about how the Egyptian protesters were provided internet via old dial up modems  I think the author didn't talk about the process of the protesters obtaining the modem for internet access enough

Friday, January 22, 2016

Fahrenheit Video

-Less green screen
-No awkward cutting
-No snickering
-No unnecessary people in the shot

Friday, January 15, 2016

User Interface Writing Problem

Sean Dwyer
Intro to Computer Programming A (W)

Touchscreens Against Gesture Recognition Interfaces
and What Comes Next

          Out of the various user interfaces to chose from the list provided the ones I chose from the list are the most relevant and used user interface in the worlds smartphones and the other user interface, gesture interface, is the interface that uses human gestures as an input. Gesture recognition interfaces are most commonly used in various motion based devices such as Kinect, Playstation Camera, and motion capture machines used for movies. Touchscreens are most commonly used in game consoles, personal computers, tablet computers, electronic voting machines and smartphones. These two user interfaces are among the most used in todays world and are integral to most businesses and homes. In 1965 E.A. Johnson worked on, and released the first touchscreen in 1982, the first touchscreens which he proposed to be used for air traffic control by the United States Air Force. The first patent for an optical touchscreen was filed in 1972 by a group at the University of Illinois, which later became an integral part of the Magnavox Plato IV Student Terminal. In 1985 Sega released the Terebi Oekaki, also known as the Sega Graphic Board, for the SG-1000 video game consoleand the SC-3000 home computer. The Sega Graphic Board came with a plastic pen and board, mainly used for drawing, which was used to create images on the board by using the pressure of the pen against it. Motion devices were just around the corner of the rise of the touchscreens and the first major gaming system to use this feature was the Wii made by Nintendo. Although the original Wii was not the greatest hit amongst the console wars it was a huge success that paved the way for other companies to take advantage of the new technology.
         The thing that comes next after these two revolutionary moves forward is most likely going to be virtual reality. Right now VR is fairly new and has not had a long lasting impact on the technological market. A large factor of this is the cost of it. An Oculus Rift costs around $500, this is the same case as the personal computers back in the day. A normal PC costed thousands of dollars. Once the price of this technology goes down I truly believe that it will go down in history.